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CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the united states. when i first learned that i learned i am paying $4 but when i discovered -- i talked to a brilliant woman about why is it you are allowed -- able to make splendors in the united states and sell them to specialty coffee shops. jody explained the specialty coffee shops have very specified requirements for what they want out of their blenders. they don't want any noise. you go to a bunch and noble or chain stores and they have the starbucks fare and they're making noise and won't wonder and go into the stores. they want to make sure there is no noise in the blenders. secondly for those who enjoyed cappuccino you know you don't want ice chips so make sure the blenders actually crushed the ice chips properly. so what jody was able to do was actually work with the specialty coffee shops on the design of the blunders they wanted and that is a difficult process to outsource. you can imagine if you were in china or brazil trying to figure out how to design something and interacting with them would be very complicated. the customization of products that allow a small and
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
poor has become much more extreme in the united states senate was 30 years ago. if you compare 30 years ago, the united states between rich and poor here as opposed to countries of western europe, we were the most egalitarian of countries. now we are the least. we have outstripped everybody else because our capitalism has been relatively robust and when capitalism can do its thing, it polarizes. when it polarizes, it creates an awareness is probably also occurred to you. if a growing number of people are having a hard time in a shrinking number of people are caught an enormous wealth, it will occur to the two of them that this is happening. and in the one group, they may develop a resentment against the othegroup. and if you have a system like capitalism coexisting, not that you have to, but if you have a system of capitalism coexisting with a democratic society in which everyone has evolved, the following insight will occur to a lot of people. we, the majority are really getting schooled in the economy. the way to fix it, to reverse that, to offset is use the political system to
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of captain alfred of the united states navy. probably one of the most influential and large it's forgotten military the interests of his state. one of the first strategist understand what we call geopolitics, the idea that nations and cultures are largely shaped by their geography and their ability to defend themselves or to attack others is governed primarily by their waterways. importantly, man was a close friend. he would count was station off the coast of peru. one day he is relaxing in the english slaver reading a book on the worst. he was hit by an important epiphany. all that business of hannibal crossing the alps with elephants to attack from was a large waste of time and money. if cartages have had a sufficient navy to defeat the room and navy there would have been no need to cross the straits of gibraltar campaign up through spain and crossed the pyrenees and the alps and finally down into italy because he could simply sale of the mediterranean attack from directly. inspired by his new understanding of navies and their importance he wrote a book called the influence of
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. when the united states of america then we go after this sunday people, the christians to send you a message. you have to wake up many people think not in my backyard. if it is it is really is a year backyard. what is the connection between hezbollah and iran and venezuela? why do they work together and they fly a the slides from here to caracas? hatred of the shared values the american values of what you represent. this comes from our brand and will come to the shores of the united states. we will all remember the attack of 9/11. and to attack the towers of new york city, i can share with all due respect to our intelligence if al qaeda wanted to attack the towers but they chose to attack in the u.s. in washington d.c. to send a message. so for that i hope the united states whoever is elected will take a decision to stop the nuclear race today. something very interesting when you look at the arab leaders they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear so for that matter i think we would like to take action for the u.s. to sit idly by israel has to do it by itself. missiles fly in from i
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 10:45am EDT
in the united states of america. what is that about care so as it about writing the book to it ocd ronnie touched on this because this was one of the central arguments. as i started to write ipod, well, of course obama is redistributing wealth here tell he is a socialist. in fact, i have a section in the book called this a socialist is a big fat liar. i was on with neil cavuto last week. he said to me, come on. look at this title. cassette, tell me what part of that is inaccurate. he is skinny. he goes on the secret burger runs, but he's not taking any rate. he's a socialist. he's lied to the american people day in and day out. prime example, will cut the deficit in half and my first term we all know how that turned out. he inherited a for under $50 billion annual deficit. he has quadrupled the. every year he's been in office he has run between 13 and $17 trillion annual deficit . added five to international debt and just three years. to give it to see -- this white. it took in three years at 5 trillion. for the first 216 years of the republic that is how much to a weaker from geor
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 3:15pm EDT
is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] >> find in the speech from both the democratic and republican conventions on line at the c-span video library. book tv coverage from the 2012 rose above reading festival continues. mary stuck the talks about her book, the finding americans, the presidency in national identity. >> now i have to try to be engaging. i think the most important thing to understand about the presidency in this context is that we always have choices. when you pick a president you are absolutely picking a particular kind of policy, but you're also picking a definition of our national identity -- identity. if you hear president and you like what they're saying to make you feel yourself call to the presidency than they are speaking to you about a sense of the national self that is deeply imbedded in all of us, and every time there's a presidential alexian will one of our previous presidents learned to his sorrow has the vision thing is really an important part of what the presidency does because we see ourselves as a nation t
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 8:45am EDT
thought to myself, here 1 ssh -- is a young man, half brother of the united states. barack is not only a multimillionaire, but the most powerful man in the world. yet his half brother can't call him in a time of need, and this same half brother is living in a six by ten hut slum dog millionaire style in the slum of the nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. this is a guy not just living in poverty, but in third world poverty. what's going op here? the simple explanation is that barack is a hypocrite. he has made the idea we have obligations to our fellow man, the center piece of his reaction campaign. one of his favorite lines that he recently uttered at the national prayer breakfast is, "we are our brother's keeper." in my film, 2016, by the way, the film is coming to michigan. just look at the website, 2016itmovie.com. [applause] in the film, i asked george that. i said, george, obama said you are our brother's keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? revealingly, george says, go ask him. hypocrisy seems to be the natural explanation. b
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 10:45am EDT
half-brother of the president of the united states. barack obama is not only a multimillionaire, produced the most powerful man in the world. and yet his half brother can't call him in a time of need and the same half brother is living in a six by 10 hut slum dog millionaire style in their room a slump of nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. so this is a guy that they not just in poverty, but you have to say in third world poverty. so what is going on here? the simple explanation is that barack obama is a hypocrite. he has made the idea that we have obligations to our fellow man the centerpiece of his reelection campaign. one of his favorite lines, which he recently uttered at the national prayer breakfast as we are our brothers keepers. and my film, 2016. by the way, the film is coming to michigan. you should look at our website 2016 the movie.com. [applause] but in the film, i asked george that. i say george, obama says we are our brothers keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? harborview and make george says go ask him. so h
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
other law schools in the united states besides those two. it is a bizarre and unfortunate fact i think actually. but those are i hope interesting facts about the supreme court. but frankly i don't think that they are very important. here is an important fact about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer. but this is basically all you need to know. if there is a takeaway i've gotten to the point earlier there are five republicans and four democrats and that tells you much of what you need to know. it is true the justices where the roads because they are supposed to look alike and it's supposed to give the perception that they are all pretty much the same. but just as the united states congress is a deeply divided according to the party, so is the united states supreme court, and this is a moment of partisan division at the supreme court, and of that is exemplified in case after case. why this is of important you need to go back in history in the supreme court to a different period in the court to the mid 60's and the late
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
only one of the person in history of the united states could you give of for or against five times, franklin delano roosevelt. he could vote on the national ticket five times. so if you're in a national audience watching on -- watching on c-span to come to the nixon library. here's my presidential trivia. there are only four colleges in the united states which have graduated presidents and starting quarterbacks in the super bowl. what are those? so good thinking right now. i'll give you the easiest one of wall. the united states naval academy. jimmy carter. that's pretty easy. the university of michigan which i already mentioned, gerald ford and some pretty. of course the starting quarterback for the navy was roger stop back. and if you think, california, it's pretty easy to come up with stanford for much harder graduated and promote jim and john denver graduated, but starting quarterback in the super bowl. then last one is really hard but have given you a clue. have already said his last name. benjamin harrison who matriculated at miami university of ohio and who is a quarterback
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 1:15am EDT
libertarian candidate for president of the united states in 2016 and to be the first fifth third party candidate in history to win the presidency. >> this is booktv on c-span2. we are at freedom fest held annually in lost biggest talking with several different authors and we've been talking with win ellen ruda who lives in las vegas. the conscience of the libertarian as the name of the books. >> book tv in is on location at the annual freedom fest conference and we are interviewing several different authors and are pleased to be joined now by the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party for vice president of the united states, judge james gray who's also in author and his book is called with the drug will has failed and what we can do about it. if we could come start with your background. it's been a i was in ucla then i was in the peace corps for two years and by the way you see and the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party, will be the first peace corps volunteer to be elected in the national office and that this kind of pleasing. after that i went to usc and
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 3:45pm EDT
local banks. what happens is people in the united states and europe who fund these things generally go through an intermediary so they give their money to institutions such as kiva, a famous one that you -- deutsche bank, citibank, the traditional wall street companies, dedicated microfinance funses such as blue orchard, the biggest one in the order, and then you have the foundations. so in d.c. we have two examples, such as the foundation u.s.a. and calvert foundation but there are whole hot of these institutions. you give your money to one of these intermediary asks they apparently invest this in the -- in your best interests and in the best interests of the poor by channeling this money to these small banks in developing countries that are going to do effective microfinance. that's the idea. that's the theory. >> well, this book has been promoted and my understanding is that members of the church congregations, people making responsible investments are flocking to this opportunity. tell us about some of the people providing the money. >> it's now become what mott people would say is
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:45pm EDT
israel will never reach its foreign policy goals while under the wing of the united states which he says count always have israel's -- doesn't always have israel's best interests at heart. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> shalom, good evening, everybody. it is my pleasure to be here with you, especially when you have such great weather in washington. almost like jerusalem at this time of the year. i am very happy to see so many people coming and showing an interest in my book, and i would like in the next 20 minutes to share with you not what you're going to read in the book, but what's behind the ideas. but first i want to think we all can agree that's what's happening in israel is important to the people who live in the united states of america. why? because we share the same values, the same principles, the same heritage and the same enemies. and because we are in the middle east today being attacked, so you have to ask yourself why those people are against the jewish nation in the middle east. the arab against israel not because of the land that we so-called occupied. w
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, the constitution and the united states turned 225. the next program is one of the several the national archives is presenting this month in celebration of the founding document signed in philadelphia in september 17, 1787. tonight we are honored to welcome two distinguished guests of the past, present and future united states constitution. partners for tonight's program in honor of the constitution are the federalist society and the constitutional accountability center. thanks for the opportunity to collaborate this evening. well, the declaration of independence was long heralded as the icon of our independence of nationhood. the constitution did not get as much attention. it is not a saran is the decorations and as for parchment pages to the decorations single sheet to turn most casual readers. the lack of celebration, however, work to its advantage. over the years the declaration by success or semi, dust and smoke, but the constitution never exhibited. when you feel both original documents upstairs in the rotunda can you immediately see the difference. the declaration is sta
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
going on in the united states. and you can even see this in henry kissinger's memoirs and on historical record and an archives in our archives over here how the negotiator for the north vietnamese would bring this up to kissinger. he would bring up what was going on in congress, was going on in the streets to try to rattle kissinger who would always answer this is beneath me, i'm not going to talk about what's going on in the united states. at any end i i believe that north vietnamese leaders never really relied on negotiations to win the war. they knew that they had to win on their own and it had to be militarily on the ground. thank you. >> several years ago i had the opportunity to travel around the it now for six weeks, about half the time in the north, which is to be the north, about half the time in the south. and in talking with people, my impression was people in the north, very proud of having defeated the united states, the great power. people in the south, very sad that the united states hadn't in some way managed to stay, to keep with economists. is that consisten
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 3:30pm EDT
great anti-slavery publication in the united states. then he wrote an article about a story that was well-known in washington at the time. a black woman was walking across the bridge over the potomac and a constable started chasing her. the constable supplemented income by selling bikes into slavery for the woman ran away because she knew they were trying to kidnapper. she fell into the water and they got her body out and they buried her. so one man man wrote an article i cited and said here's the name of the constable. and the district attorney, if he won't do anything about it, congress should do something about it. he hit the roof and was furious. he immediately charged him with libel. he charged him and his printer, another white man who helped him on the article -- when they did the same thing to garrison. he was facing a thousand dollar fine. which would be like $20,000 or, $100,000 in today's money. and so he collected one last meal from his friends and he took all and went to philadelphia. so yes, the anti-slavery movement was very in battle throughout this time. that was
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 1:45pm EDT
finest universities in the united states. we at the bush center -- are here with the their spouses we're fortunate to be associated with smu. our relationship with smu competed our expectations. i hope we have exceeded your expectations. we're very much involved in action oriented programs. i didn't want to be known as a think tanker. i want to be known as an a,-oriented place that can make a difference in the world. and so i want to thank you very much for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the smu campus. we just got back from africa which is. we went over there because at the bush center, one of the major initiatives is to honor human life. we believe all life is precious. whether they live in america on the continent of africa. we are disturbed by the fact that many women who have got the hiv virus, are getting cervical cancer not much is being done with it with your help we put together a collaborative effort to save lives. part of the mission was to kick off the red ribbon in bots wanna as well as to follow up in zambia where we kick i
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 11:45am EDT
president of the united states, barack obama is not only of multimillionaire but the most powerful man in the world. and yet his half-brother can't call him in a time of need and this same half brothers living in a 6 x 10 at slum dog millionaire style in nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. this is a a guy not just living in poverty but in third-world poverty. what is going on here? the simple explanation is barack obama is a hypocrite. he has made the ideas that we have obligations to our fellow man the centerpiece of his reelection campaign, one of his favorite lines he recently added at the national prayer breakfast is we are our brother's keeper. in my film "2016: obama's america," the film is coming to michigan. look at our website 2016themovie.com. in the film i asked george, obama says we are our brother's keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? quite revealing the george says go ask him. hypocrisy would seem to be the natural explanation. george is not an isolated case. barack obama has his father and sister not counting his im
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm EDT
. the united states, for a variety of reasons, no longer has the means to fulfill the three great dreams that have driven american politics over the last decade. one, the dream of business and wall street for deregulation and infinite profits. two, the dream of our military and foreign policy elite for global domination. three, the dream of the ordinary american for a rising living standard. now, one out of three? certainly. two out of three? maybe. three out of three? no way. now, you know, you turn on the tv at night, and you read the newspapers in the morning, and the pundits and politicians are talking about a grand bargain that must be made between liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats, about taxes, about the budget, and it's all couched in the future of america. well, my first point here is that the bargain's already made. the deal has already been struck. that is of the three great dreams, the one that's going to go, the one that's going to go is the living standards of the american working middle class. now, this is not as rich said joust about the current
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 3:00pm EDT
there is no good model. even the united states of america is not a model if you are serious about freedom, dignity and also the power of the state. because i'm ready to talk about -- i will come to that point about separating, you know, the state from religion. but if you separate or distinguish the state from religion, tell me what you put instead of religion. because what we are facing in the west now -- and we all know this as citizens -- i live in europe, you live in the united states of america, and we all know that the problem that we have with our democracies now is not the dramatic decision of religions, but some magic decisions of transnational corporation and economic power that are deciding without us being able to think anything. and we call it democracy, we're still today dealing with powers that are beyond the democratic procedures. the banks, transnational corporations. and we are facing with people who are deciding. for example, in greece, in spain, in italy we have technocrats who are coming to solve the problem. we never elected them, but money is chosing them. s
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
states and he had started working as a fish vendor. they were ordinary immigrants, but in the united states, they became radicalized of the anarchist leader who advocated violence. but it was ordinary, and i think the fact that they were just too ordinary guys caught in a nightmare that it's part of the reason we are still talking about this today. we think they are there for the grace of god. >> finally, susan tejada come something about your book was april 15th, 1920 you put it in context. it was also the opening day of the boston red sox baseball season, first year without babe ruth. why do you do that, why you put it in the larger context? >> i really hoped to bring their readers and to the story to make it seem real so that the readers might feel they are in the courtroom, they are in the prison and in the death chamber. it's important to make history come alive. >> susan tejada this is your first book right? >> first adult book. >> you've written children's books? what is the name of one? >> i've written children's nonfiction books about geography and geology. >> susan tejada i
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 2:00pm EDT
have to buy the book to get that now, start with this proposition. the united states for a variety of reasons no longer has the means to fulfill the three great dreams that have driven american politics will the last decade. one, the dream of business on wall street's for deregulation and infinite profits . two, the dream of our military and foreign-policy elites for global domination and three, the dream of the ordinary american for are rising living standard. now, one out of three. to add a three maybe. three of three, no way. now, you turn on the tv at night and read the newspapers in the morning. the pundits and politicians are talking about this grand bargain that must be made between liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats about taxes, the budget. and it's all couched in the future of american. well, my first point here is that the bargain is already made the deal has already been struck that is of the three great dreams, the one that's going to go, the one that's going to go is the living standards of the american working middle-class. this is not, as rich said, j
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
a united states congress, but a very republican congress and fighting for it advantage in fighting to win the next election. that did not happen by accident. it did not happen by accident. i believe in the free enterprise system and i believe in incentives. they work. we have created a political system in which every incentive is to not cooperate and not compromise and not talk to somebody who has different ideas than your own. and you know, that's great. it's great to be pure on your principal. but we are a nation of 310 million people. and we have all different backgrounds and we have all different life experiences and we have different ideas that we feel strongly about. the way a democracy the size has to work. no matter how deeply you feel about one issue or another, at some point, you have to be able to sit down with someone who has a different idea and find where the overlap is, find where you can give a little and get a little and get the bridges built. and get the programs that a constitutional program that government is responsible for and make them happy. so let me tell y
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
lincoln, the united states exist and if it did, what they be the same country that we know it to be? what other people have come forth and fill their shoes and do what they did or would things be remarkably different. the question is if william f. buckley jr. had not left, but conservatism be what it is today or would it be different, would there have been a conservative movement, had there been a conservative movement would it have achieved the same success that it has achieved? i'm going to put that question aside for a moment and try to circle back to it later. let's start with who was buckley he had 16 different careers. he did things that would have been -- would have filled the career of six people and made them all incredibly successful. start with the fact he was a syndicated columnist. he wrote for many years until up until he died a column called on the right coming and was published three times a week in 350 newspapers. he was one of the most widely read columnists in the country. he produced in the course of his life 5,600 columns. if we just took his newspaper columns and pub
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
was an american citizen and born in the united states. therefore under the 14th amendment, a citizen by birth. he went hollywood high school. he was in the class of 1921 at hollywood high school. he went off to the frank wiggins trade school to study to be an auto mechanic. he graduated in 1923. he opened up a barrage in hollywood. he liked model racecars and he loved photography. he was an amateur photographer. he also developed an alias for himself. that he used at times. his name was bill manbo. he developed a french version of his name that he would use. he would refer to himself as pierre manbeaux. he actually changed the spelling to be more french. in his spare key has built a little foyer with plywood in front of the door and arcing artistically across this little entry way is the name, pierre manbeaux. he was a clerk there. he was such a character. next to him is his wife. bill manbo's mother-in-law. they were both from japan. he had trained as a mechanical draftsman, but the number of different jobs when he came to the united states and ultimately took up farming in the mid-
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, california in 1908. american citizen of course in the united states and therefore under the 14th amendment is citizen by birth. he went to hollywood high school, was in the class of 1921 at hollywood high. when off to the frank wickens street school to study to be anonymous can act. he graduated in 1923 and he opened up a garage in hollywood. he liked model race tires and he loved photography, was an amateur photographer. he also developed an alias for himself that he used at times. his name was bill manbo. he developed a version of his name that he would use. he would refer to himself as p. airtran for =tranfour and he changed the spelling of the last name so would not be manbo. and there's actually a photograph in this collection of his baric. he has built a little foyer with plywood in front of the door and arching artistically across this little entryway is the name manbo right here at heart mountain. he was a bit of the character. no question about it. this is the lot of his family. in the middle, to older folks on the middle. and the these genes out. his father-in-law and n
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
, president of the united states, as cincinnati was a southern town and trade was with the south and home of the underground railroad. they can get at of kentucky and were safe and could be disbursed partying was from marion ohio, william mckinley elected president sell a bunch of ohio wins. james garfield you have presidents who came during this period after the civil war up through the 1920's pulling presidents from other parts of the country that tend to be more moderate. not ideologues that is still true statewide. attendance the to be more pragmatic and light -- less ideological. if you try to compete in the general election in helps to swing to the middle. but ohio generally is the average state. almost every demographic group is well represented here. catholic, fundamentalist, ma instream, protestants, ethnic groups. the only one is maybe the hispanics. some places as a significant concentration. they do not amount to two much but demographically almost as if you want to test a consumer product you have every slice that you want. it is also a big cities day. >> do foresee ohio being a
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
tyranny. and at the time, -- against the united states. if this happens, do you know what is going to happen to your island? it is going to disappear and you with it. castro still wanted him to go ahead. it is also reported about 20 years later, castro renewed the request on moscow so didn't have this conversation before? so now you look at the situations in the mideast today. you have iran, and if iran goes nuclear you are going to have already the saudis have said that, publicly said they are prepared to go nuclear to several other gulf states to buy bombs. pick the phone up, and by a few. how many petrodollars do you offer how many bombs? nevermind this bit about a 20 year program. you just take the bombs and you put them underneath the aircraft, all those american f-15s m-16s, and you don't have to have a fancy safety devices because they won't have time to figure that stuff out. now you've got close proximity, hundreds of miles away in some cases, with supersonic jets, small countries with the small number of nuclear weapons can obliterate them. and very little communication. the
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, drugs coming and in the coup de grace as drug markets exploded in the united states, which coincides with the war on drugs, which tells us how long the war on drugs has been. the more we reached the war, the greater the problem of drugs. the more we militaristic, the greater the rate of addiction, the more drugs across the border. heartier cecelia, the mexican poet and later peace movement in mexico is on a kerry fan but united states pointing this out to us. the coup de grace is the northern new mexico assigned what is and you'll still see signs for, to assign to point out is the commuter rail gynecological days from mexico city, going north and trade dress all the way up and handed it hispaniola. well, the trade routes today is from the poppies fields of chihuahua to addiction in northern new mexico. it is a cocktail -- all these different things altogether is a cocktail in which of course there's going to be addiction they are. ultimately, angela also argues psychological, depression, accompanying all this dispossession in the signature forebears had and what identity to
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
iii of the constitution, which says, the judicial power of the united states shall be vested in one supreme court and such inferior courts the congress may from time to time ordain and establish. and that is as article iii goes on and talks a bit about the jurisdiction of the court and so on, but many, many unanswered questions, including for instance no mention of the chief justice in article iii. we only inferred that are supposed to be a chief justice because he is given in article article ii, the presidential article, the right to preside over -- not the right, the duty to preside over the impeachment trial in the senate of the president of the united states. and remember, william rehnquist did that in the bill clinton impeachment trial and when he was later asked what it had amounted to, he said i did nothing in particular and i did it very well. so the duties of the chief justice are undefined. and much about the supreme court initially with undefined. so it really had to create itself and it's done so not in a straight line progression, but it's done so true askew says some o
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 12:30am EDT
case that the infrastructure of the continental united states with the radius of 1470 files could take down the infrastructure, and we would be back to what life was like before thomas eddison. well, there are disputes on this, some people say, maybe only 20% or 30%. it would be a huge event, and there's also another possibility to come up with in a talk when i heard jim talk in the spring. what dough -- do you do if you have a solar storm as powerful as 1859 that can blitz out the entire infrastructure? how do yo negotiate with the sun? you know, for those who want to negotiate away this threat. at least the iranian threat, missile defense can, if properly deployed, can enable us to shoot down a small attack of this kind. the current generation of missile defense is not designed to shoot down a trajectory that goes up like this, but rather in mid course so we'd have to work on it, but you'd have a picket fence to try to prevent a catastrophic strike at the same time invest a few billion dollars to get back up your electrical systems, could be several years before a major transformers
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tab turner, the united states has been fortunate to have a weighted sum of the worst aspect of europe's history. it had something to do with it, but so did the system of governments that permitted and encouraged religious pluralism, what america did not tubeless mandate a religious test for the office or basis for our domestic detentions as freedom of the bible. the party is attempting to do michelle long recredit. not so much for the republican party. what about the democrats? as i described them in the introduction, the democratic party hosted far too long on franklin d. roosevelt's legacy became complacent and began to feel entitled to its near hegemonic position in culture and the media. when the new began to displace an all three of those arenas, some liberals merely turned into antisexual whiners and crybabies or ivory tower escaped us. the bulk of the democratic politicians and operatives however moved in a different direction. after three straight losses in presidential elections between 19901998, they been in the practices of their old beliefs while continuing to espou
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Sep 16, 2012 1:20pm EDT
collapse of the united states? >> i find a bizarre. i can't find that deregulation people are talking about. maybe they're talking about class stiegel in 2009. by the way, the clinton or bush of illustration. the fact is that no glass stiegel think was a problem during this recession. if you look at washington mutual, countrywide, in the bank, the banks that did all the more stuff, there were all pure commercial s&ls. there were not blasted banks. banks that of commercial banking and investment banking. and if you look on the wall street side, lehman brothers, that in to any commercial banking. it was a pure investment bank. the only back and think of the people might be referring to his citibank. they'll four times. dispel that every time. so i don't see anything to do with this crisis. this is a crisis that was created by government from the beginning to end, and i think -- i think a majority of economists are going to agree with this position once they look at the data. i think you could already determined. it's friday in fannie, subsidization of home mortgages, but not --
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the state of montana came in and said, you know, you said and citizens united that there's no proof that money causes corruption and politics but we are here to tell you it happened to us when our states are controlled by the mining interests and so on and senators were bought and sold, and so we have this on hundred plus-year-old statute on the books that prevents corporate spending on politics and the question is whether that is still constitutional under citizens united and the supreme court just said they didn't even bother to take the case they just said no since it is united governed and even though you're coming to us it is no longer a hypothetical but you've got historical prove that is not enough and goodbye. so that tells us there is no appetite for the court to get back into this. what do you see as the biggest change in the supreme court since you started writing about? >> biggest change in the court. well, you know, when i started covering the court in 1978, it was still sort of within the shadow of the war on court. it still wasn't clear. the still early court still ha
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Sep 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
united states that the amount of power and the amount of influence that the project into politics is astounding and they do it all from behind closed doors in great detail and the freedom of information act by the secret meetings that went on. ed the other thing about the union heads that most people don't realize is they're truly the 1%. unions talk about the 1% and about occupy wall street. they are making huge amounts of money. ninian please click over 200,000. it is just astounding they're the 1% spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on private plans being invited to all of the best defense of the white house these are a little guys that work their way up. these are truly the one per cent that they talk to their members about. as the boilermakers union which is the private sector if they just use their logo as i did we get a lawyer for the law firm which by some strange coincidence occupies the same office address in kansas, and i was writing basically a summary of the kansas city star peace on how these guys live the life of luxury spending when they receive 400 of $500,000
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Sep 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
the united states. and it was an open secret it was the vice capital. it dangled more opportunities for prostitution, gambling and all-night drinking than any other city. 40,000 prostitutes worked in new york. some in brothels some on the street. there were illegal casinos, booking. this was the town teddy roosevelt was going clean it up in 1895. visitors could immediately sense the wicked possibility of the place. new york new york city had a nude weather vane. at the highest point in midtown see at the top of madison square. you can see it clearly from the ground and, you know, jay leno called the statute of liberty the hood ornament. nude diane was the hood ornament want breasts outstretched arms told new yorkers the direction of the winds. near madison square garden was the restaurant and can casino. there was a forgotten hotel there. and this housed one of the city great landmarks. it's a tame picture of it. you got a sense of an art gallery type bar. here's a better reason why thousands upon thousand of tourists came. william f a former manager called the painting unquestionab
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
management paradigms' for too long in the face of competition from beyond the united states. well the lessons learned -- well the lessons learned from how he it up to that general motors to the changing environment especially in the aftermath of 1920 be heated by a different generation of managers and executives. what ever be possible for any large enterprise to achieve the kind of turnaround he accomplished and then continue to grow for some years? the answers to such questions grow more complex as the change and reaction accelerates. of the legacies and adolescence brought for the world grew all the more relevant to those who would be players. with that i will be glad to take questions. i'm told that because of the sound system we have you should wait until the microphone reaches you can't stand up before asking a question. >> in the front row. >> great book, mr. pelfrey. one question i have listed in irony. i noticed in your book you say that general motors was a top seller of the vehicles in japan prior to world war ii and there's the irony. what happened there? >> that's abso
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ready now? >> the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> we have got a chance to make history in january 3. be a part of it. make showed to show up to caucus. let's go change the world. [applause] nice t-shirt. >> given enough time on camera any person who deals with it, this is a great example of it. you will not be able to resist saying that. you are just programmed to do that. so i think these things are real and they are very endearing and we kept it up through campaign on the internet and tried to maintain that into the white house but that is one thing started to get a little rough because on a campaign we had a lot of resources and technology and things we celebrated but coming to the white house, i went from a staff of six to having a staff of one which is six times less i think. i don't know exactly. i was then not able to envision projects because what was happening, look at the first real i was showing you. isaac ululating all these awesome shots of the president punching the easter bunny but i didn't have this 32nd campaign commercial venue to put this
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Sep 1, 2012 7:45pm EDT
this is going? .. back to birmingham and montgomery. i have one member of the united states state senator i'm going call his name he said to me, john my voting record would be different. sometime you have to brick people to the point, so they can be informed, they can be educate, and be inspired. >> hi. my name is [inaudible] i was on the oat word of d.c. vote. i'm an voting rights activist as the political work. i find it terribly ironic. how many people live in the district of columbia. how many foctds do we have in congress? zero. it's the most frustrating thing in the world. we don't have it here in the district of columbia. >> if it were left up to me if i was a dictators. i would make it happen. >> let's come up with some creative -- you know, by the way, we're honoring julia at the dinner this fall. what can we do? it's the most frustrating thing? >> you have to don't organize and mobilize and don't become frustrated and give up. >> no. we don't give up. >> we need more members, that will stand up and vote for the vote of d.c. that's what we need. organize your friends acro
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Sep 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
relations and economic injustice issues were in the united states in 1966. so what's interesting about the black panther party and the founding period is that it happens, they were found but after some of the great successes of the civil rights movement. so the legislation that brings up an rights act and the civil rights act. so i think with 40 years of vision, we can see that part of what the panthers were doing were responding to what was left undone by these important civil rights movements advancements. >> host: what was left undone? >> guest: people were still hungry. people still lack basic what they are said human rights. so food, clothing and also health care. just basic fundamental things people, particularly poor african-americans drama who were the founders? >> guest: bobby seale and qb newton who are interesting, both because they are historical figures but because they were migrants from the south of the black panthers for his part in a great migration story. their families come from texas and louisiana to the bay area, to oakland, and they find themselves in the ce
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Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
29 palms and of course, it is the largest training facility in the united states because our wars have been in the desert that has been the facility of choice. a lot of hit men and women have gone through their to train. it is defined by the military. the phantasmagoric cold desert has the fault line right there. the highway north is the marine base. a highway south is joshua tree national park. >> read two years ago there was an article that said hot is the new school to saddle up and go live out there. i want to know how you see extreme poverty and dysfunction amid the new money and wealth do they ever meet up? >> they do land they don't. the "los angeles times" had a spread called in new desert bohemia. they're writing about me. we had no idea. all we knew is that it was cheap we were creative types fleeing the justification of the city and the boom years start to pick up and capital looks for places to go. from sample of ciskei the need to tell you but i mentioned to with real-estate speculation, the effect is due to store and obscure native populations it is representational
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in freud and his plight. in fact, there was considerable pressure from the united states. this changed his mind that not a single bit. he said it was an erroneous mistake. he wasn't entirely sure that he wanted to live, but when it came clear to him that they might on anna, that she could conceivably die at the hands of the nazi's, he became relatively convinced that he was willing to give up. so what the hell of others, he did accomplish this. it involved a strange man who was one who took over and the colonel had a great deal to gain in making things difficult for freud. not a [inaudible] about what to do with freud. the one who had taken over for psycho analysis in berlin, there is considerable danger there. considerable danger for freud. it took, a tremendous strategist who loved freud dearly, a remarkable analyst, the last thing that she did was [inaudible] he wanted to do these five and 10 minute sessions. and redmond freud was going to give you a good 50 minutes. and that was the way it was supposed to be. after the end of the day, they took anna, she was not only extrem
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Sep 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the liberator, which became the great antislavery publication in the united states. lundy had to leave town as well. he was charged in 1833 -- he wrote an article that was well-known in washington at the time. a black woman was walk across the bridge of the potomac and the constable started chasing her. and people in washington knew what that meant. constables supplemented her income by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery. the woman admitted she was being chased, she fell into the stream and drown. they got ground and buried her. lundy wrote an article and said, look, here's what happened, here is the name of the constable. if the district attorney is going to do something about it, then congress should do something about it. and so he hit the roof. he was this. he immediately charged monday with libel. he was always trying to drive the anti-slavery people out. they wanted to get rid of the anti-slavery forces in washington. and so lundy did the same thing that garrett said. he was facing like a thousand dollar fine, which would be, $20,000 or $100,000 in today's
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Sep 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
that have been starting in the united states 25% of them have been started by hispanic, latino entrepreneurs and african-americans have lagged. i think one reason is because of integration there are some cultural issues such as starting businesses, access to capital and a lot of, with the unemployment rate i think a lot of very highly accomplished african-american college graduates come into the public sector and we know the public sector is shrinking even as the private sector hires will continue to shrink in one reason they went to the public sector, those jobs or were posted. it's not the byzantine how did i get that job? these were jobs they could compete for for and open spaces and i think that has reaped incredible havoc on the middle class. is an issue i know that reverend jesse jackson has made a top priority and it's an issue every year that ted thinks about an eddie thinks about and there's a lot of focus right now and how do you bring back where the jobs are going to be with small-business entrepreneurship and you know frankly silicon valley. there has been a lot of
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Sep 8, 2012 2:30pm EDT
four years, and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> find any speech from both the democratic and republican conventions online at the c-span video library. >> william clancy talks about the people who control the mars exploration rovers from nasa's jet propulsion laboratory and the experiments they're conducting. it's about an hour, 15. [applause] >> thank you. my presentation today is about the mars exploration rovers which are twin robotic laboratories that began operating, working on mars. one of which is still being used to explore the martian surface today. so my story is about how people relate to these robotic systems. the mars exploration rover mission, also known as mer, challenges how we usually think about the role of robots in space exploration. it provides a new way of understanding how computer tools and a proper social organization can be orchestrated to extend human capabilities. for over 40 years, we have been exploring other planets and their moons with robotic spacecraft. whether flying by beautiful
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Sep 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
pacino's -- frappucinos. most are made in the united states. i realized why i am paying $4 for my frappucino. why is it that you are allowed to -- your able to make lenders in the united states and sell them to these specialty coffee shops. jody explained that the specialty coffee shops have very specified requirements for what they want out of their blunders. one, they don't want any moraes. why? let's say you go to barnes and noble, and i do go to the chain stores still, if you go to starbucks and the blender is making noise you are not going dillinger and going to the store. so, they want to make sure that there is absolutely no noise in the blender. second, for those of you that enjoy frappucinos you know you don't want those ice chips in there so they want to make sure that they actually crushed the ice chips properly. so, what jody was able to do is to actually work with these specialty coffee shops on the design of the blender that they want to come and that is a very difficult process to outsource. you can imagine if you were in china or brazil trying to figure out how to
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Sep 22, 2012 8:15pm EDT
gap between rich and poor has become much more extreme here and the united states than it was 30 years ago. if you had compared 30 years ago the united states the difference between the rich and the poor here as opposed to the countries of western europe we were the most egalitarian of countries. now we are the least. we have outstripped everybody else because our capitalism has been relatively robust and when capitalism can do its thing, it polarizes and when a polarizes, it creates an awareness which is probably also occur to you. if a growing number of people are having a hard time and there are are a shrinking number of people collecting enormous wealth, it will occur to you that this is happening and it may develop a resentment against the other group. if you have a system like capitalism coexisting, not that you have to, but if you have a system of capitalism coexisting with a democratic society in which everybody has both in the following insightful occur to a lot of people. week, the majority, are really getting screwed in the economy. the way to fix it, to reverse it, to
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Sep 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
it's highly likely that the first latino president of the united states has been born. now, he could be, or she could be, an infant right now, or in second grade, or in high school, or maybe even in the united states senate. but it's clear from looking at the united states and the changes in our demography that latinos will continue to play a larger role in national dialogue. if you look at the specifics, in 2004, 7.6 million latinos are said to have voted in the united states. that's according to research that's been done at the national level. in 2008 in a presidential election, that jumped up to 9.7 million. now there are estimates that in this coming election in november, that the number could go all the way up to as high as 12 million. and that number is only going to grow, so i think it makes it all the more relevant to examine the life of somebody like marco rubio. in some respects i kind of think of him a little bit as almost a test case for how the american population relates to a latino politician. that was reason enough for me to write a book about him. because in the same
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Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in military matters. now, in 1917 the united states goes to war. fdr goes to see what your willson and tells him he wants to resign his post and he wants to be in uniform. wilson said know you're doing an important job where you are. when the united states is deeply involved in world war i, she's determined to get to the western front and against the resistance of his boss, the navy secretary daniels manages and their key to that office in a vaguely military uniform of his own devising. he wears pants tucked into he was a french army helmet and a gas mask. in september of 1939 ranks summer and then came portugal and bulgaria. he's the commander-in-chief of the army that trans with trucks marked tank and whose soldiers trained with hand grenades substituted by eggs. by the time the war has been underway for a number of months, clinton is pretty much with its back to the wall to countries and the netherlands and as most france, denmark, norway have been conquered by the germans and the invasion of britain seems imminent he's determined to try to do something to help the british and h
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30pm EDT
way the united states was able to pursue the pacific war after pearl harbor. shortly after the end of the guadalcanal campaign which was early 43 and the correspondent wrote a very good contemporary book that title referred to the fact at the heart of the canal can pay and which was the closely fought campaign in the pacific war enterprise was in our carriers combat in the pacific in 1922 the only other survivor was the uss saratoga which sustained on two occasions and therefore miss to the entirety for that year of years later couple reasons. number one, stafford's book is superb on the aviation aspects of the various unions, the squadrons that go through the enterprise during the entire war but he's told in a couple of e-mails he wished that they had been able to write a longer book and a road to the cut took him five years to write this one that would include more of the ship's company with with the navy called white hats, the steelers between them and the commission officers and the sheep petty officers who need the ship work and consequently, i wanted to devote a good portion
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